Registration for Winter 2018 Adult Continuing Education is open now!

The priority deadline for Winter 2018 classes is Thursday, November 30.

 

WINTER 2018 FEATURED COURSES

Digital Photo 1 (#1013)

Friday, January 12, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 13, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 14, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 19, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 21, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

This course focuses on the foundations of photography and the various ways to use a digital camera. Students examine how to choose and shoot subjects that are both personally meaningful in content and contemporary in context. Instruction includes capturing and printing images in both black and white and color, and investigating digital photo editing. Discussions on the history of photography and individual and group critiques are included. Students must provide their own digital SLR (single-lens reflex) camera with manual functions; no point-and-shoot cameras.

 

Film, Video, New Media, Animation: Video on Demand (#1014)

Friday, January 12, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 13, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 14, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday, January 19, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 21, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Video on demand (VOD) allows users to watch what they want when they want. For the producer, it provides opportunities to create short videos in a readily available and easily shareable digital format for a variety of purposes. Videos can be posted on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to be distributed to friends and associates. VOD requires less technical knowledge, but a strong sense of purpose, emphasizing the message to be communicated. This course will cover pre-production-organizing thoughts and ideas; production-using a camera and/or graphics to create raw content; and post-production-editing the final video. While there are no specific prerequisites for this course, students should be familiar using a computer for research and a basic digital camera or smartphone for production. Video editing using Adobe After Effects and/or Premiere will take place in the classroom with instructor supervision and support. Each student will complete the course with one VOD of 30 seconds to two minutes in length. Note: This short format course is offered at a reduced tuition rate.

 

Sewing Techniques, Fundamentals (#1011)

Friday, January 12, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 13, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 14, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 19, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 21, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Joing fabrics to cover the body and create shelter has been a prized skill in the progress of civilization. Students will build on that tradition by learning fundamental seams and finishes used in modern day garment construction. Industry standards of sewing are emphasized and all techniques are taught and practiced on professional, industrial sewing machines. In addition to creating a personal library of seam samples, students will apply the techniques in two basic projects. The class will also discuss fabric characteristics and the proper copying and cutting of patterns. Once mastered, these techniques can be used to sew together garments from patterns, create original designs, or explore fabric as a medium for soft sculpture. No previous sewing experience is necessary.


Registration for Spring 2018 Adult Continuing Education begins Monday, December 11, and advanced registration for certificate program students begins Monday, December 4!

We believe meaning and making are inseparable. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) noncredit courses and certificate programs reflect SAIC’s educational philosophy, adapted for the adult learner.

Explore new subjects, learn new skills, or refresh existing ones in our state-of-the-art facilities and studios. Experiment with new modes of creative production, including laser cutting and 3D printing, or find inspiration with access to the Fashion Resource Center, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Roger Brown Study Collection, and Video Data Bank.

Pursue your creative vision under the guidance of our instructors, comprised of practicing artists, designers, and scholars. Learn with and from your peers as you develop and strengthen your creative and critical abilities, and produce work based on your personal research and interests.

To register, download the Adult Continuing Education registration form and do one of the following:

  • Email it to cs@saic.edu
  • Fax it to 312.629.6171
  • Drop it off at 36 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 1201, Chicago, IL 60603

 

International Students

SAIC welcomes international students from abroad and those already in the United States with a student visa to enroll in our Continuing Studies programs. However, SAIC is not certified to issue immigration documents for international students participating in nondegree Continuing Studies programs and courses.

Continuing Studies—International Students [PDF]